COLLEGE OF SCIENCE,
ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY
Professor and Chair
TECH 215B | (713) 313.6809
qiy@tsu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Transportation Planning and Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, New York Univeristy-Polytechnic Institution, December 2002
  • M.S., Probability and Statistics, Department of Statistics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China, July 1999
  • B.S., Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China, July 1996

Biography

Dr. Qi is a professor and Chair in the Department of Transportation Studies in the Texas Southern University, USA. Dr. Qi received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in transportation planning and engineering from the New York University at Polytechnic institution. She has served as the Principle Investigator for many research projects sponsored by various Transportation agencies and has published more than 50 research scientific journal papers and technical reports. Currently, Dr. Qi is serving as the member on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing Committees, ABE40- Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, and TRB ABJ70 – Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications, under the National Academies.

Research/Scholarly Activities

  • Traffic safety and crash analysis
  • Roadway geometric design
  • Traffic signal deign and operational analysis
  • Transportation system performance measure
  • Traffic simulation
  • GIS based system design and analysis

Recent Publications

Selected Scientific Journal Papers

  1. Qi, Y., A. Padiath, Q. Zhao and L. Yu. “Development of Operating Mode ID Distributions For Different Types Of Roadways Under Different Congestion Levels For Vehicle Emission Assessment Using Moves”, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, DOI:10.1080/10962247.2016.1194338
  2. Chen X., Qi, and Y. Lu, “Safety Impacts of Using Short Left-Turn Lanes at Unsignalized Median Openings”, Journal of Transportation Research Board, Vol. 2436, pp 13-22, 2014., Win 2015 TexITE Best Technical Paper Award ( http://www.texite.org/2015-recipients/)
  3. Chen X., Qi, D. Li and Y. Wang, “Dual Right-Turn Lanes in Mitigating Weaving Conflicts at Frontage Road Intersections in Proximity to Off-Ramps”, Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology, 2014.
  4. Wang, Y., R. Cheu, Qi, and X.Chen. Operational Benefits of Auxiliary Lanes at Isolated Freeway On-ramp Junctions. Journal of Transportation of ITE, 2013
  5. Qi ,Y. , Y.Salehi and Y. Wang, “Investigate Existing Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies For Port Cargo Inspections By Discrete-Event Simulation Modeling Approach”, Transportation Research Record, Volume 2330, pp 80-86, 2013

Funding

  1. PI: Development of Systemic Large Truck Safety Analysis (Texas Department of Transportation research project 0-6911, $118,036, 2016-present)
  2. Co-PI: Identify Project Criteria for ITS Deployment in Work Zone (Texas Department of Transportation research project 0-6911, $108,667, 2016-present)
  3. PI: Preparing technically savvy homeland security professionals for maritime transportation security (Department of Homeland Security Award Number 2014-ST-062-000057, $800,000, 2014-2018)
  4. PI: Safety Performance of Different Types of Freeway Weaving Segments (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, $56,200, 2012-2014).
  5. PI: Left-Turn Lanes at Unsignalized Median Openings (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, $60,000, 2012-2014).
  6. PI: Use of Directional Median Openings on Urban Roadways (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, $50,000, 2012-2014).
  7. PI: Systematically evaluate the impacts of traffic condition information on the reduction of on-road mobile emissions (TranLIVE University Transportation Center Project, $100,000, 2012-2013).
  8. PI: Design and Scope of Impact of Auxiliary Lanes (Texas Department of Transportation research project 0-6706, 2011-2013, Total: $251.213, TSU Lead, TSU: $176.212, UTEP: $75,000).
  9. PI: Reduction of Motorists’ Delay and Crash Potential Upstream of Highway Work Zones (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6704, 2011-2013 Total: $215.184, TSU support, TSU: $50,636).
  10. PI: Evaluating Safety Performance and Developing Guidelines for the Use of Right Turn on Red (RTOR) (Southwest Region University Transportation Center Project, $50,000, April 1 2012- August 31 2012).
  11. PI: Examining the Use of Existing Public Rights-of-Way for High-Speed Rail or Other Infrastructure (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6698, 2011-2013, Total: $387,943, TSU support, TSU: $48,106).
  12. PI: Development of Guidelines for Operationally Effective Raised Medians and the Use of Alternative Movements on Urban Roadways (Texas Department of Transportation research project 0-6644, 2010-2012, Total: $242.804, TSU Lead, TSU: $202,804, UTA: $40,000). Dr. Qi is the PI of this project and oversees all research activities performed by the research team.
  13. PI: Development of Warrants for Installation of Dual Right-Turn Lanes at Signalized Intersections (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center (SWUTC) Project, 2009-2010, $52,500). Dr. Qi is the PI of this project and oversees all research activities performed by the research team.
  14. PI: Use of Flashing Yellow Operations to Improve Safety at Signals with Protected-Permissive Operations (Texas Department of Transportation research project Number: 0-6585, 2009-2011, Total: $251,301, TSU: $226,301, UTA: $25,000). Dr. Qi is the PI of this project and oversees all research activities performed by the research team.
  15. PI: Investigate Existing Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) Technologies for Port Cargo Inspections (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, SWUTC 161042, $20,000, 2009-2010). Dr. Qi is the PI of this project and oversees all research activities performed by the research team.
  16. PI: Development of Guidelines for Triple Left and Dual Right-Turn Lanes (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6611, 2010-2012, Total: $289,998, TTI Lead, TSU: $125,755, TTI: $164,243, 2008-2010). This project is in collaborated with Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). Dr. Qi is the PI for TSU side and oversees all research activities performed by the TSU research team.
  17. PI: Preserving Functionality / Asset Value of the State Highway System (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6208, 2010-2012, Total: $194,323, TTI Lead, TSU: $22,669, TTI: 171,654, 2008-2010). This project is in collaborated with Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). Dr. Qi is the PI for TSU side and oversees all research activities performed by the TSU research team.
  18. PI: Development of Pedestrian Safety Based Warrants for Permissive Left-Turn Control (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, SWUTC 169302, $47,000, 2008-2009). Dr. Qi is the PI of this project and oversees all research activities performed by the research team.
  19. PI: Development of Left-Turn Operations Guidelines at Signalized Intersections (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-5840, $228,905, 2006-2008). Dr. Qi is the PI of this project and oversees all research activities performed by the research team.
  20. PI: Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Based Road-Condition Warning System For Highway Collision Prevention (Southwest Region Transportation Research Center Project, SWUTC 476660-00043, $41,704, 2006-2008). Dr. Qi is the PI of this project and oversees all research activities performed by the research team
  21. CO- PI: Bicycle & Pedestrian Friendly Crossings at Freeway Interchanges, (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6127, 2008-2010, $260,000, TSU Lead: $200,000, UTA: $60,000). Qi is the Co-PI of this project and contribute 10% of her efforts to this research project.
  22. CO-PI: Driver Understanding of Congestion-Based Pricing Messages, (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Number: 0-6173, 2008-2010, Total: $328,641, TSU Lead: $243,768, TTI: $84,873). Dr. Qi is the Co-PI of this project and contribute 35% of her efforts to this research project.
  23. Co-PI: Symbols and Warrants for Major Traffic Generator Guide Signing (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Project No. 05800, $208,689, 2006-2008). Dr. Qi is the Co-PI of this project and contribute 35% of her efforts to this research project.
  24. Co-PI: Left-Turn lane design and Operations (Texas Department of Transportation research project, Project No. 05290, $300,000, 2005-2007). Dr. Qi is the Co-PI of this project and is responsible for about 90% of the research activities performed by the research team.